Nearly Bare Bears Vie for Bear Title
|by David DeLuca|
Double L Bar was the site of the first major event hosted by the new Eastern Shore Bears group. The Mr. Delaware Bear/Cub contest brought out a sizable crowd last Saturday evening, and everyone cheered on the contestants.
For those of you who arent in the know, bears are usually guys who have facial hair and big hunky bodies, but its easier to be a bear or spot a bear than it is to define one. The definition is pretty loose, and applies more to an attitude than physical appearance.
Owner of Ricks Fitness and CAMP columnist Rick Moore took top honors as Mr. Delaware Bear. Bethany Beach resident and one of the founders of Eastern Shore Bears, Tom Baxivanos, walked away with Mr. Delaware Bear Cub. The event included an interview, bear wear, club wear, and jockstrap competitions.
Bamm Fountain, president of the Eastern Shore Bears, said the event raised a sizable amount, putting the club in the black for the first time since its inception earlier this year. He said the club signed up several new bears, and intends to make a significant donation to SUNDANCE 99 on Labor Day weekend.
The next event for the Eastern Shore Bears is the Bear Picnic on Sunday, July 18th at Cape Henlopen State Park.
If youre interested in joining the club, or want more information, visit the Eastern Shore Bears website: http://www.members.aol.com/EshorBears, send email to EshorBears@aol.com, or call 302-541-0798.
You can view more Mr. Delaware Bear Contest 1999 photos at the Double L Bar website: http://www.doublelbar.com/bears.htm.
Rick Moore and Tom Baxivanos.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 8, July 2, 1999